A man identified as Abidemi Oluwaseun has been arrested by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command for hiring thugs to attack a teacher.
The Command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement, said 35-year-old Oluwaseun invaded Baptist Girls College, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, with two thugs on Tuesday, and attacked a teacher who he accused of beating his daughter.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested alongside Fayesele Olabanji, 25, and Alebiosu Quawiyu, 24.
He revealed that the police received a distress call from the principal of the school, adding that the three men invaded the school with an unregistered vehicle, armed with brand new cutlass and threatened to hack down the teacher with the cutlass.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO, Kemta division, CSP Opebiyi Sunday, mobilised his men and moved to the scene where the three men were apprehended on the school premises. The unregistered Toyota car and the cutlass were recovered from them.
“On interrogation, Abidemi Oluwaseun confessed to hiring the other two men to the school to teach the teacher who beat his daughter a lesson of his life.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect’s daughter was beaten because while the teacher was teaching, some of the students including his daughter were mocking the teacher and distracting other students.
“The teacher after identifying those disturbing the class flogged them as a corrective measure, but the suspect’s daughter went home and reported to her father. Consequent upon which her father mobilised two thugs and stormed the school with cutlasses,” Oyeyemi said.
The police spokesperson, however, said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the suspects be properly investigated and charged to court as soon as possible.
“He also warned that the command under his watch will not tolerate such unruly behaviour in any public or private institution, as such amount to taking laws into one’s hand,” Oyeyemi added.